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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    Agreed. It was a fun day. Always a pleasure riding with the crew from BF. Yes, even TH.

    Now you're stretching it.
    Last edited by eja_ bottecchia; 04-23-14 at 05:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat2k3 View Post
    Charlotte, NC May 31st. It will be my first Metric century. Fortunately I do not have diabetes, but I have several friends who do. I ride for them.
    Good luck with your ride. As a Type 2 diabetic I thank you, and all the other people who raise money for the ADA through the TdC. Living (and riding) with diabetes is a challenge, but it is good people like you who help make it easier for us and our families.

    Thank you.
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    Wait until you are in a ride and your power meter battery goes all Titanic.
    It's the end of the world!
    Only 3 things you need to display on a ride.

    Power
    Cadence
    HR

    During a race you can ditch the cadence.

    All the other stuff is just that... stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Wait until you are in a ride and your power meter battery goes all Titanic.
    It's the end of the world!
    Only 3 things you need to display on a ride.

    Power
    Cadence
    HR

    During a race you can ditch the cadence.

    All the other stuff is just that... stuff
    My power meter also does cadence. And I have had battery die while on a ride
    Move along....nothing to see here....anymore.

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    My power meter died on the tour de cure last year! Stupid thing gives me zero warning on the battery, just dies. I should start replacing it every 6 months, it's not that hard.

    Oh well.

    I'm considering TdC next year, but only the metric unless they clean up that route. It was a nice ride, grapefruit and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    It was a nice ride, grapefruit and all.
    Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that. Grapefruit instead of orange...great for people taking high blood pressure medication.

    There is a TdC in Orange county sometime in October of this year. They don't have their route information yet.
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    tunavic mowed down the grapefruit. That was back when he was a newb, figured it was good ride food.

    Now he's fast and skinny-adjacent. He'd probably know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    He'd probably know better.
    Maybe or maybe not. Never underestimate a Cuban's ability to be stubborn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    Good luck with your ride. As a Type 2 diabetic I thank you, and all the other people who raise money for the ADA through the TdC. Living (and riding) with diabetes is a challenge, but it is good people like you who help make it easier for us and our families.

    Thank you.
    You are welcome. I work in a small hospital in a very small town, so I get to know most of the patient on a first name basis. Over the years I have seen diabetes take toes, then feet, then legs, then lives. I've watched it take parents from children and children from parents. Too many good people lost. If I can make even a small difference by doing this I think I owe it to all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
    My power meter also does cadence. And I have had battery die while on a ride
    Stages is a nice powermeter. Can't wait to use mine to compare the numbers I get from it compared to my PT hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    My power meter died on the tour de cure last year! Stupid thing gives me zero warning on the battery, just dies. I should start replacing it every 6 months, it's not that hard.

    Oh well.
    Dude; Wait; What?

    6 months?
    The batteries *should* be good for 250-300 hours. Extrapolating that you should need to replace the batteries every 5,000 - 6,000 miles or 4 months

    Use Silver-Oxide batteries and not Alkaline; they last longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    Dude; Wait; What?

    6 months?
    The batteries *should* be good for 250-300 hours. Extrapolating that you should need to replace the batteries every 5,000 - 6,000 miles or 4 months

    Use Silver-Oxide batteries and not Alkaline; they last longer.
    As if! But seriously, I got less than a year out of the last set. About 10 months, and I was seriously slacking last year. I have no idea what I put in there this time, I randomly had the correct battery laying around. Unfortunately, the dang thing only reports battery level to that joule head unit, which I will not be purchasing. Garmin = no dice.

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    On the battery note...Stages replaced my power meter due to faulty battery compartment door that allowed moisture to get in. My batteries were running down FAST and I was resorting to carrying extras to replace it while riding. The firmware was thankfully updated at a certain point to have my Garmin WARN me when it was close to dying.
    Move along....nothing to see here....anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBOHUNT View Post
    The batteries *should* be good for 250-300 hours. Extrapolating that you should need to replace the batteries every 5,000 - 6,000 miles or 4 months
    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    As if! But seriously, I got less than a year out of the last set. About 10 months, and I was seriously slacking last year. I have no idea what I put in there this time, I randomly had the correct battery laying around. Unfortunately, the dang thing only reports battery level to that joule head unit, which I will not be purchasing. Garmin = no dice.
    Simple math me good man.

    250 hrs * 20 mph = 5,000 or once every 18 weeks

    Now if we have to include the driveway segment that will take the average *WAY* down

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